5 Things Fridays {Books on Love} // Meg

I love to read.

I love to get lost in a book and caught up in a story or learn more about something specific or get to know God’s character more. 
I know some of you might be more movies/art/music people and not book people.  Maybe you like audiobooks {my husband devours audio books and I’m constantly amazed – I’m just so not an audio learner…}. Regardless, I think reading is a goodthing.

And what are snow days good for except any of those things I mentioned above? Rest is a good thing.
And to wrap up this month of love, I wanted to share Five Things – books rather – about Love, in no particular order. Check ’em out.

1.  Crazy Love by Francis Chan 

// an oldie but a goodie about God’s crazy love for us and how that motivates us to love more – he also has dvd’s online to go with it and help you process these concepts which is a huge win in my opinion

2.  Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers 
// a “classic” Christian love novel that is based loosely on the book of Hosea – if you like fiction, and you’re a college girl, chances are you’re going to like this one… and the best part is: there are parallels to how God views us as one He loves, so be on the lookout for them in the book!

3.  Because He Loves Me by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick 
// ohhh this book is awesome – it looks cheesy {confession: I think lots of the books by and for Christian women seem surface and cheesy}, but it’s so good… all about how God’s love for us is displayed in the gospel and how that completely transforms us as women – complete with discussion questions at the end of each chapter for further processing

4.  Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp 
// an easier read about navigating relationships of all types and what it looks like to bring the gospel into the messiness – conflicts, heartaches, sanctification, etc. – I loved this one and devoured it quickly

5.  Adopted for Life by Russell Moore 
// if you want to read three chapters that will completely alter your understanding of what it means to be called God’s son, you’ll want to read the first three chapters of this book – over and over again… this one’s amazing, and even for someone like me who hasn’t always considered adoption, the stories and illustrations and straight gospel truth about adoption in this book has left me changed… in my own understanding of my identity and in my growing understanding of adoption

All these books can be found on Amazon, and I think on kindle… and also probably in the library. It’s worth checking them out. Snuggle up, stay warm, and grab a good book. You can thank me later. 🙂